What's brilliant with blogging is the simplicity of it: you don't have to be a HTML coder, just use the interface provided by companies such as Typepad of WorldPress, and concentrate on the articles!
if you want a more interactive blog, you can add some widgets: the idea is to add small pieces of code to add dynamic features to your blog.
Some blogging platform providers provide their own gallery of widgets, usually in partnering with third parties and sharing revenues. Typepad offers a good number of widgets in its widget gallery.
Widgetbox is a new utility (still in closed beta; it should open in mid-August) that makes it easy for a blogger to add functionality to a blog without having to touch code. Based on Rafe's article, the Widgetbox is about 75 widgets strong right now.
MajikWidget is another webiste which offer widgets to enhance your blog. More than a month ago, I found out about the MajikWidgets (MW) service when I was browsing Guy Kawasaki's blog. He was already using their "article rating" feature... And he does more than that: he is endorsing/promoting the service to his readers! Another good example of how to leverage your visibility: well done Guy!
On Tuesday, I received an email from MW introducing their new MajikWidget 2.0 interface. The new features are:
* an improved user control panel
* a new library browser
* three new widgets
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